Wednesday, July 14, 2010

V.I.P. BIRDS ONLY





I was searching for some way to showcase these lovely crystal napkin rings in the shape of birds on a branch with a leaf, each one is a little different....then I came upon a way to sparkle up this old bird cage......









I added some crystals from an old chandelier and some recycled bathroom knobs and it looks right at home with the little sparkly birdies......










This will be a lovely afternoon luncheon with a little lemon citrus green tea......Yummmmm

Yummmm










I think I will have to round up all these birds as soon as lunch begins, I don't think I will be happy if their little noses are bumped off......









The leaf on each piece is placed a little different and are cleverly used to make the napkin rings stand up .....








I'm sure you all recognize the salad plates, they are Lenox, I love the butterflies and ladybugs and the lacy edge....of course the Gibson white plates..I had to laugh today my daughter Michelle always says "I love it when you use those white plates, they look just like paper plates" because of the ribbing around the edge I guess, funny how people see things so differently...who knew..











I love the lady bugs so much, I am doing a special blog with my ladybug dishes, wow they are so pretty, I am missing a couple of pieces but I am always on the lookout...I hope you will stop by and get some good luck....








Mr. S. said"only you would think to use those old broken cabinet knobs for a bird cage".....oh well I think you have to use that pent up creativity somewhere ....I think it's better then creating a mess " oh I guess I do that too" lol








I have used this little bird bath for a sugar holder, seems to fit right in.....








The crystal napkin rings are from the sale table at Pottery Barn.....








I used my trusty gorilla glue to glue a knob to the top of the bird cage, you gotta have a lotta sparkle for a V.I.P. BIRDCAGE














I was only watching a little TV while putting this together.....you gotta have a break......








I thought I would give you a little closer look at the birdcage with the little crystals attached, I also made the bars look a little rusty by painting them a brownish color instead of the white color they were.....






Don't forget the Target Birds......

















TWEET TWEET TWEET.....














The large sage green Charger plates are Mikasa and are from the Assistance League and were 1.oo each....they are very large and heavy, love the soft green....








Thanks for stopping by for a visit, I do appreciate all of you that leave such encouraging wonderful comments....and when you come for the first time and choose to be a follower, wow, it's very exciting for me to know you love the tablescapes and like looking through the pictures...Thanks Susan between naps on the porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday....


77 comments:

  1. The crystal napkin rings are amazing. Love the table so many sweet and clever elements to keep things interesting.

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  2. Hi Phyllis! I've been missing you and there you are! Oh, what a wonderful setting! Those little bird napkin rings are just beautiful! Love what you did with the bird cage! I have those Lenox dishes - I just love them too! Looks like a wonderful spot to sit and I hope it's not too hot!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Love the napkin rings, but I am so happy to see how you used the "Butterfly Meadow." My aunt has that and has offered to let me use it. Yours is beautiful! I have to laugh about the paper plate comment because I use Mikasa "Italian Countryside" as chargers and it also has that ribbed edge. I would have never thought that, though. Gorgeous and so lovely for summer!!

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  4. the birds are adorable, and so is the sound of your blog~

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  5. So pretty. Those napkin rings are beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Awesome table, as usual, Phyliss. That green tea looks so refreshing. What a beautiful place by the pool for such a pretty table.
    D

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  7. So pretty, light and airy! Love your bird napkin holders and that cake looks fantastic under the cloche!

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  8. This is such a lovely, appealing table! The lemons and strawberries add the perfect touch of color. And what amazing napkin rings! Love how you've carried out the VIP bird theme! GREAT photography, too. Thank you for your comment on my table this week!

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  9. Soooo delicate & icy cool looking...very refreshing table, Phyllis! Your napkin rings are just the most precious little ones I've ever seen! You will have to be very careful with them.

    I have to tell you it took me awhile to realize that the bird sounds were on your blog & not outside my window this morning. LOL What a tweet!

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  10. Beautiful table, yet again, Phyllis! I don't know why you are so surprised you get additional followers from your tablescapes ~ it becomes an opportunity to go back to your past posts, which are so wonderful. Ha! I had to chuckle at your daughter's comment, but I had to look and she's right! Love the birdcage and the birds. Your butterfly dishes are just beautiful.

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  11. Love, Love, Love it! I have bird napkins rings only they are rusty metal. Love your table setting!

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  12. Gorgeous! How did I ever miss those beautiful crystal bird napkin rings?!!!! I WANT them!

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  13. This is just beautiful The soft yellow looks wonderful with the items you have on the table.
    I love the bird cage!

    Thank you for visiting my blog,

    Laura

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  14. I really love those crystal touches everywhere! Thanks for visiting Oatmeal and Whimsy!

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  15. So pretty! Love what you did with the birdcage.

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  16. Great job on the birdcage!! And I love that bird bath sugar bowl!!

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  17. The sage green charger plates are an amazingly wonderful find! You've used them so well to anchor the whimsical design of your table. Extremely well done! Dang! I think that my invitation must have been lost in the mail. LOL. This would be a wonderful spot to while away an afternoon with good food and fellowship. Thank you for sharing. Cherry Kay

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  18. Those napkin rings are just gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it. I love what you did with your birdcage.

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  19. So lovely table, so sweet and beautiful bird and a gorgeous birdcage. All looks fresh and delicious!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  20. delightful! so relaxing and peaceful. love it!

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  21. Oh how pretty and fresh! I love the napkin rings...isn't it fun to find something and build an entire tablescape around it? Your birdhouse is wonderful.

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  22. Phyllis, those napkin rings are beautiful, and your bird cage turned out so pretty - perfect for VIP birds. your tablescape is perfect for VI People. Love that china pattern (how cute that your daughter thinks Lenox looks like paper plates!!) That beautiful cake under the cloche is making my mouth water! laurie

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  23. HI Phyllis! Oh what a BEAUTIFUL table! I love the soft green chargers, (I am always looking for chargers:), and the Lenox dishes are lovely, I have always liked that pattern! But those crystal bird napkin rings are GORGEOUS!!!! I just love them! Great idea to jazz up your birdcage! And, WHAT a gorgeous POOL!!! It is so hot right now, I could just jump right in!!!!!!!!!!! XO, PInky

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  24. Everything is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job with the birdcage ~ looks great with the crystals added. The cake is something else...tell us more about it! :-)

    Have a blessed weekend ~

    Pat

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  25. Those napkin rings are goegeous. The birdcage is really tweet!

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  26. Oh girl and yet another beautiful table...where's my book girl I go each day to the mail no book ha ha!! Love those napkins rings WOW!! I would drop those for sure ha ha!! The cage is just tto darling what you did to it and I love that you recycle what you had and your daughter is right they do look like paper plate designs ha ha!! Loved seeing your wonderful pool in the back ground and I could have used a nice cool swim today...I know it's been hot in S.Cal and also hot on my mountain top we are suppose to get to 103 this Saturday I think I'll melt for sure girl ha ha...How are you feeling my Dear friend...I pray all is well in your world today and each day...Your the best girl...Love ya Sister friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  27. What a beautifully serene table...I could there for hours. The napkin rings really are delightfully charming.

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  28. Phyllis, I love this table. I've been seeing more yellow lately and I love it! I remember those napkin rings in PB and I couldn't think how I would use them so they would show up--well, now I know!!!! I'm a new follower. Your table and the nifty crystals on the birdcage are wonderful! Linda

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  29. Love the crystal bird napkin rings and bird cage! I have learned inspiration can come from anywhere!Oh, by the way..... My bird liked your bird sounds. Thak you for sharing your delightful tablescape!

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  30. That is just beautiful Phyllis! Those napkin rings are wonderful!!

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  31. You did a very good job of putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a great weekend! Mary

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  32. Hi Phyllis,

    I really like the bird theme with the birdcage and the napkin rings and white ceramic birds. It looks lovely!!

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  33. Phyllis,

    This is such a beautiful table for the birds! So soft and elegant..those napkin rings are beautiful! Love the entire tablescape down to every little detail. I have the lenox butterfly plates but haven't set a table with them yet..gorgeous!!

    Miss Bloomers

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  34. I was sooo relaxed while visiting your blog...the birdie sounds just whistled my troubles away! Your tablescape was so refreshing and inviting. What was in the pitcher and glasses? Ice or something else? Gotta show us your pool area!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I think everytime I see one of your tablescapes, I say this is my favorite, but this one is. So many of my favorite things. Birds, lemons, strawberries, butterflies and ladybugs, crystal, and on and on. Loved your flatware too. You did a great job sparkling up the birdcage and your crystal napkin ring are beautiful. So many pretties.

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  36. I can never get enough of your blog! It is so full of life! I love all your tablescapes. Lots of love and deltail in each one! Thank you for continuing to inspire all of us!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  37. Very creative post. So many great elements make it a great success. Music is a nice touch.

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  38. Oooooh, those little birdies napkin ring are delicate...I would protect them also!!

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  39. Lately, whenever I scroll through your posts, there is an irritating "box" which appears in the middle of my screen and also scrolls obscuring the wording, but not the pictures. The "box" says "this image or video has been moved or deleted (with Photobucket logo) at the bottom. Is this part of your blog, or do you know of a way to eliminate this. It's very irritating.

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  40. Hey, sweetpea, I've never been to your blog before but someone mentioned it on their blog and thought I'd drop over. Darling, darling blog.

    However, I just wanted to let you know and since I can't find an email address on here I'll have to post it here. When viewing your blog I see a photobucket deleted image smack dab in the middle of the blog. It stays still right in the middle even when I scroll. I've noticed this on another blog in the past day and know that Cutest Blog on the Block has notified people with their templates that things are changing and thought perhaps you didn't get the message. It's posted on Blogger News. Their blog templates will interfere is what it says. Can't remember it all right now. Anyway, I've used 2 different browsers and it appears on both. Just so you know.

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  41. Hi: You have set one of the most beautiful tables I have ever seen. I learned a lot today. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. Blesssings, Martha

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  42. Cool whites, soft yellows, cute bugs and sweet birds. Ah, life is good - and you make it all perfection.

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  43. The whole setting is gorgeous - the colors, dishes, birds, etc. I was recently looking at some crystal napkin rings but hesitated because I was worried they would be too susceptible to breaking. You have a good idea about collecting them as soon as the meal commences so I think I will reconsider. I love how you dressed up your bird cage.

    ~ Tracy

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  44. Good Mornin' my dear friend just coming by to see if your OK...Have missed seeing you..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  45. Just came by to say hello. I noticed you hadn't been around for a while. I hope all is well on your end.

    Sue

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  47. Beautiful tablescape! I really love the bird napkin rings. And the yellow linens make everything feel so bright and cheery. You really pulled all the details together. Love it!

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  48. Just wanted to stop in to see if things are ok with you and yours. I've missed seeing you around and just wanted to check.
    Hope all is well....:)
    xo bj

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  49. No wonder bloggers flock here! Your posts are simply gorgeous! Your things are what everyone dreams of creating..
    :) just makes me so happy to see all this beauty!! I love it! Such a treat!
    I need to get over here more often...I really do!

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  50. Hi Phyllis,

    You've been awfully quiet lately. Hoping things are well with you & that you're just happy/busy. I miss seeing your beautiful postings.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  51. Hi Phyllis! Just popped in to see if everything's okay since it's been almost two months since your last post. I see Rett above had the same idea. : )

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  52. So much cool and refreshing, lovely, gorgeous everythings seems to be so perfect and matched with the whole scenario of the table... Napkin rings are adorable...

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  53. Just checking in to see if you are alright. I have missed your lovely tablescapes.
    Come back soon.

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  54. Hi There~ Just found your blog through Gloria (Happy to be) Really charming setting!! Love it!! :)

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  55. Hi Phyllis! I was popping in to say hello and hope you're doing okay! I've really missed you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  56. Hello Phyllis! Been thinking about you a lot...wondering how you are doing. Miss you awful!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  57. Missing you. I hope all is well.♥

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  58. Just found your blog and I loooooove it! Hope you post again soon. Your photography and "music" are great!

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  59. Hope all is well in your world my Dear friend...have missed you girl and been worried about you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  60. Miss you Phyllis! Hope you are well! Love your posts and wondered if all was okay??

    Miss Bloomers

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  61. gorgeous, i love all of the details

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  62. I miss your blog posts. You are one of my favs. I hope to see you back online soon ~

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  63. Hi..bj here.
    I have missed you and am hoping things are ok with you and yours.
    You have such a beautiful blog..I hope you haven't quit it altogether. I understand, tho, that LIFE HAPPENS. :)
    XO BJ

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  64. Hi ya cutie, I've been thinking about you, hoping you and yours are doing ok.. You truly are missed, hope you have a chance to pop out and say hello..... hugs ~lynne~

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  65. My what a lovely tablescape you have there! The subtlelook of plae yellow with a playful red looks great. The bird cage too, it adds drama to the ambience. The pool looks enticing. Great blog!

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  66. Knock, knock, where are you at girl...Oh well!! I have missed you mu friend...hope you are doing well...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  67. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  68. Hi Phyllis!
    Just popping by to check on you again & to wish you a Merry Christmas!
    I miss your blogging very much & hope that you are well.

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  69. Phyllis!!! I've missed you and hope all is well. I pray you had a Merry Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  70. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

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  71. Just checking to see if you've been around and possibly posted something. I so hope that you are ok ~ just busy enjoying retirement! Sending you best wishes for the new year ~ I hope it brings you your heart's desire.

    You are so missed!
    Pat

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  72. This is absolutely lovely and stunning!

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  73. Nice blog... really very beautiful picture.

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  74. Oh my goodness, those little birds are just too cute! I want a set!

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  75. nice post .. your table set-up is beautiful and the napkin ring looks awesome .. love it .. !!

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  76. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and one on everything coastal
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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